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Bodhisattva


Creation date: ca. 565
Creation place: China

Other Information

Type: Stone Sculpture
Medium and Support: Limestone, with trace of color pigment
Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs. Cora Timken Burnett
Accession Number: 1957.469
Dimensions: 38 1/2 in. x 29 in. x 16 in. (97.79 cm x 73.66 cm x 40.64 cm)
Currently on view

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With beautifully stylized drapery and heavy ornaments, this bodhisattva looks powerful and introspective, seated in a yogic posture of meditation. His right hand is held up in a gesture that means, “Do not be afraid.” His left hand is in the gift-giving gesture. These hand positions simultaneously reassure supplicants and promise them
that their pious wishes will be granted.
Last Updated: 3/26/2021

Exhibition

This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan , 9/30/2010 - 5/27/2012

Art of East Asia San Diego Museum of Art , 2/3/2013 - 8/1/2013

Bibliography

This object has the following bibliographic references:

C. Alexander Simpkins and Annellen M. Simpkins. Meditation from Thought to Action Charles E. Tuttle Co., Inc.. Boston, Massachusetts, 1998
Figure Number: 10

Ms. Yu Sung. San Diego Museum of Art San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1993
Page Number: 16, 49, Figure Number: 49

Ms. Yu Sung. Selections from the Chinese Collection San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1999
Page Number: 110, Figure Number: 110

The Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego Catalogue: San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1960
Page Number: 130

Katherine Tsiang. Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art. University of Chicago, 2010
Page Number: 175, Figure Number: 8

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